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September 21, 1964


JAMA. 1964;189(12):15-17. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070120107053

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Editor's Note:  The House was expected to have voted during the week of Sept 13 on the King-Anderson issue. However, due to publication deadline, it was not possible to include the story on this vote in Washington News this week.

Record HEW Appropriations.—  Congress passed and sent to the White House a record budget in excess of $1 billion for the National Institutes of Health.The funds for the various branches of NIH broke down as follows:General Research, $164.7 million; Biologics Standards, $4.9 million; Child Health and Human Development, $42.7 million; National Cancer Institute, $140 million; Cancer Virus Research, $10 million; Mental Health, $187.9 million; Construction of Community Mental Health Centers, $35 million; Heart, $124.8 million; Dental, $20.1 million; Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, $113 million; Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $70.1 million; Neurological Diseases, $87.8 million; General Research Support Grants, $45 million; Grants for Construction of Health Research Facilities, $58

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